#Cubs and Hendricks face Mets
Kyle Hendricks will close the Cubs’ three-game series against the Mets on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. First pitch is 1:20 p.m. CT. Here’s the lineup:
Hendricks, has a 1.50 ERA (10 ER/60 IP) in 10 games (nine starts) at Wrigley Field this season, the second-lowest home ERA in baseball (The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw has a 1.31 ERA in eight starts at Dodger Stadium).
Hendricks has given up three or fewer runs in each of his last 15 starts at Wrigley Field dating to Aug. 8 of last season. He owns a 2.29 ERA (23 ER/90 1/3 IP) and is 7-2 with just 18 walks, 88 strikeouts and a .202 opponent average in this stretch at home.
The Cubs have a day off Thursday, then bus north to Milwaukee to face the Brewers. Here are the pitching matchups for the weekend:
Friday: RHP Jason Hammel (8-5, 3.34) vs. RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-7, 3.39)
Saturday: RHP John Lackey (7-6, 3.75) vs. RHP Zach Davies (6-4, 3.79)
Sunday: LHP Jon Lester (10-4, 2.89) vs. RHP Junior Guerra (6-2, 3.06)